影展片单 List of films
一、 心之火▪第三只眼看世界的朱莉戴许 Incandescence ▪ Julie Dash’s Third Eye
1、Daughters of the Dust 尘埃的女儿/ Julie Dash/美国/1991/112min/剧情片
Daughters of the Dust is a landmark in independent film. Produced in 1991, it is the first feature film by an African-American woman (Julie Dash) to have been showed in cinemas in the United States. Set in 1982, in Sea Island in the South-East of the U.S., it concerns the lives of three generations of women of one family, whose ancestors had been brought there as slaves centuries ago. Despite the opposition of their elders, the women of the younger generation have decided to leave the island where their family has lived for so many years, to go to the North. One of the young women we encounter has become pregnant as the result of a rape. Her unborn child serves as the narrator of this film. The poetic quality of the images, and the rich and lyrical portrayal of reality, have won this film widespread acclaim and recognition, notably at the Sundance Film Festival.
2、The Rosa Parks Story 罗莎帕克/ Julie Dash/美国/2002/97min/剧情片
Rosa Parks grew up in the Southern states of America, at a time when the policy of racial segregation was in place. On the surface, it was claimed that this meant racial equality, but in fact this system was deeply discriminatory towards black people, leading to widespread discontent and anger. At that time, Rosa Parks was a secretary to the NAACP. One day, she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, and was consequently arrested, leading to the famous bus boycott which occurred in protest. From what followed, the Human Rights movement was born. Apart from presenting political topics, the director also looks at Parks on a personal level. With beautiful cinematography and a narrative that interweaves past and present, this film enriches our understanding of this mother of the Human Rights movement.
3、Incognito 隐姓埋名/ Julie Dash/美国/1999/95min/剧情片
Incognito is an innovative take on classic genres. When Erin Courtland, a wealthy young female executive, is raped, the man who attacked her evades justice and is released, only to begin stalking his victim. Unable to get the support she needs from her weak-willed fiancé, she engages a bodyguard to protect her from her attacker’s threatening advance. In the background to the ensuing romance, Dash incorporates glimpses of issues particular to African-Americans, such as social unrest and sickle-cell anemia.
4、Funny Valentines 另类情人节/ Julie Dash/美国/1999/108min/剧情片
This story of a successful businesswoman who flees a failed marriage in the city to return to the comforts of her family home in the countryside leaves the audience every bit as spiritually replenished as it does the film’s heroine. Casting a warm and loving eye on the elements of home, Dash presents us with a story of such rich detail that she has been hailed as ‘an African-American Matisse’.
5、Love Song 爱之颂/ Julie Dash/美国/2000/88min/剧情片
Camille Livingston is making her affluent, respectable parents proud. A pre-med student, she plans to marry a ‘nice’ young man and follow in her father’s footsteps, with a medical career and a family. But when she meets Billy Ryan Gallo, jazz musician and college dropout, her world turns upside down, as Camille discovers the disruptive effect of love on the safe existence she had planned for herself. Starring hip-hop artist Monica Arnold, this film has a soundtrack not to be missed.
二、月之晖▪女性与身体 Luminescence ▪ Women and their Bodies
1. 母亲的包袱，女儿的选择(Mother's Way, Daughter's Choice)/ 我谢京子/日本/2009/85min//纪录片
Why would successful women from the world’s second largest economic power choose to start their lives over in New York City? The documentary “Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice” explores how several Japanese women struggle to reconcile their traditional upbringing and their desire to create unique lives. To understand these struggles, the director, Kyoko Gasha, shows the deep, powerful influences of Japanese culture on her own life. Kyoko also uncovers stories of other Japanese women in New York City, weaving parallel tales of guilt, denial, sacrifice and joy. This is a story of cultures clashing on a personal level.
2. 311生生长流 (311-In The Moment)/ 我谢京子/日本/2011/73min/纪录片
How do you recover from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that, in the span of a few minutes, wipe out members of your family, the town where you live and all that you own? Is a return to anything like “normal” possible? “311: In The Moment” captures the experience of loss on a massive scale by telling very intimate stories of some of the survivors of the March 11 disasters in Northeast Japan. We see the power of nature to completely destroy pieces of civilization, but we also see the power of human will to overcome and endure horrific disaster.
3. 姓越名南 (Surname Viet, Given Name Nam)/ 崔明霞Trinh T.Minh-ha/美国/1989/108min/实验片
This film explores the roles of Vietnamese women in society, both in the past, and in the present day. The director makes use of dance, text, ballads and the voices of Vietnamese women who live in Vietnam and America, as a way of challenging official narratives. This work, complex in theory and practice, explores the difficulties these women have in translating, their displaced existence, and criticizes Vietnam’s post-war and traditional ways of life. This film received first place at the American Film Festival, the San Fransisco Contemporary Art Gallery’s (SECA) first prize for cinematic art, and the excellence award at the Mumbai Film Festival.
4. 第四维 (The Fourth Dimension)/ 崔明霞Trinh T.Minh-ha /美国2001/87min/实验片
The Fourth Dimension is a journey through the rituals of everyday life in contemporary Japan. In her first foray into the digital medium, director Trinh T. Minh-ha engages with Japanese society, art and culture to explore the relationship between past and present. Ironically, despite the lush scenery and fantastic images the director employs to illustrate her examination of Japan, one of the central themes of the film is the impossibility of truly ‘seeing.’
三、茶之味▪华人导演作品精选 Opalescence ▪ Selected Works by Chinese Filmmakers
1. 老安 (The Love of Mr. An)/ 杨荔钠/北京/2007/87min/纪录片
讲述是北京一位九旬老人老安的故事。老安经常到天坛公园的露天舞场跳舞，并结识了一位姓魏的舞伴。虽然两人各有老伴和儿女，年龄也相差不少，但是他们逐渐 互生好感，生活中相互照顾。一天，老安生病住院，起初小魏经常去探望他，后来直到他出院小魏再也没来探望他，因为小魏突发脑溢血去世了。老安得知这个消息 之后，心情十分沉痛。走出沉重的往事，老安又出现在天坛的露天舞场，他结识了新的舞伴，生活还在继续......
This film, set in Beijing, tells the story of 90-year-old Mr. An, who frequently travels to the Temple of Heaven to dance in the park with his dance-partner Ms. Wei. Although these dance partners already have their own lives, their own spouses, and their own children, they are nevertheless slowly bound together by the mystic chords of friendship. Taking ill, Mr. An is rushed to the hospital. At first, Ms. Wei frequently visits him, but later the visits abruptly stop. Only later does Mr. An learn that Ms. Wei had passed away suddenly from a stroke. Devastated by his loss, Mr. An is smitten with grief, which he only escapes when he returns to the Temple of Heaven, selects a new dancer, and dances again to the song of life that goes on and on…
2. 三世三生聂华苓 (One Tree Three Lives)/ 陈安琪Angela (On-Kei)/香港/2013/98min/纪录片
This film records the passionate life of Nie Hualing, the mother of the International Writing Program. Her life spanned countries and cultures, weaving the trends of her generation with the beautiful shadow cast by the brilliant Chinese novelists she had come to represent. This film also records her constant love with her partner, the poet Paul Engel, whose love endured until his death. To produce this film, the director spent three years in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Her drawing room is the salon for the world’s Chinese writers and her life’s story, in which her constant love for her partner crossed three lives and three worlds unchanging in both life and death, is at once the tale of all of the 20th Century’s literature.
3. 猪肉与月亮 (Pork and Moon)/ 杜晓宇Du Xiaoyu/中国/2013/28min/剧情
‘Pork and Moon’ is the story of a mother and son who brings a rebellious girlfriend home. Over a long period, they gradually learn to get along. The ‘pork’ in the title refers to the mother’s job in a slaughterhouse, and the moon refers to the months she spends with her son’s girlfriend.
4. 危巢 (With the Bough Break)/ 季丹Ji Dan/中国/2011/144min/纪录片
Not long ago, Beijing’s Daxing District used to be filled with landfills out of which neighboring scavengers eked a living. With the tumor-like spread of skyscrapers and subway stations in Beijing’s recent urban development, the landfills have been filled, and the bright lights of the city shine upon them. Only one wobbly little shack still stands against the winds of change. This film documents one stormy year in the lives of its inhabitants.
5. 一种孤独 (Some Sort of Loneliness)/ 吴漫Jenny Wu Man/中国/2012/14min/剧情片
Yu and Jun were in love for years. Their relationship interfered by another man from time to time. For love or just curiosity, Jun followed Yu to a bar. There he fell for this other man.
One night of stalking made the loneliness of three men became one sort of love.
四、岛之贝▪台湾新锐导演专题 Effervescence ▪ Taiwan's New Wave
1. 纵行囝仔 (Trekking the Way Home)/ 陈惠美/台湾/2013/99min/纪录片
“Trekking the Way Home” is a documentary film telling the story of teenagers with troubled backgrounds searching for a home. On the road to adulthood, these teenagers have been harmed by their closest family members, abandoned by the education system, and ignored by society. But now these adolescents will walk a different road: in a seven-day hike they will challenge the Central Mountain Range. Amidst the power of nature and with the support of friends, these teenagers rediscover the sense of belonging that had long ago vanished.
2. 超越爱 (Transcending Love)/ 陈惠美/台湾/2012//92min/纪录片
The Modern Women’s Foundation invited 13 female survivors of domestic violence to complete an impossible task: scale Taiwan’s 100 tallest mountains in an attempt to restore these women’s faith in their ability to face the risks of life. During this experience, these women come to know and trust each other and begin to share their tragedies with each other that they had dared not face alone. Waitresses and fashionable housewives slowly release the trauma they had long kept wrapped inside themselves. Tears begin to flow, healing hearts, as they let go of their pain one sentence at a time. Carrying the weight of their family, their children, and their own lives, these women climb ever nearer toward heaven, wondering if the flower of their own lives can also bloom at 3886 meters.
3. 墨魂 (Inky Soul)/ 陈惠美/台湾/2012/78min/纪录片
International tattoo master Yang Jinxiang lost his right hand at an early age, but he never lost hope, instead using one hand to continually surpass his own wildest dreams to become an internationally respected tattoo artist. The only female tattoo artist in the film, Gao Jiahua, bravely travels from Taibei to Gaoxiong to pursue her art. In Gaoxiong she becomes Yang Jinxiang’s loving disciple, carving out a niche for herself in a male-dominated industry. Chen Shiyong’s beloved daughter Chen Xinhui has wanted to become a tattoo artist for as long as she could remember, and her father—himself an accomplished tattoo artist—has always wanted to pass his knowledge on to her and establish Taiwan’s first tattoo dynasty.
4. 当家花旦 (Prima Donna)/ 陈惠美、陈怡妤/台湾/2013/ 94min/纪录片
The Baixue Theater Troupe, established by four men passionate for performance, have developed a reputation in Taiwan as unique and irreplaceable performers through their inventive use of makeup in performance. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this troupe, troupe captain Song Tian has prepared a visual feast showcasing the troupe’s most beloved acts. These performers will reminisce on their 15-year relationship with snow, beginning with the pioneering makeup techniques they developed for a college beauty contest. In a theater industry where the use of makeup was shunned, these performers practiced their craft amidst stares and judgment. The affectionate response from audiences, the applause, and their ability to provide release for viewers gave these performers the faith to continue. This film is not only a tale of accomplishing dreams but of enduring in believing in yourself.
五、沙之影▪香舍丽法国专题 Florescence ▪ Les Champs Elysées
1. 35杯朗姆酒 (35 Rhums/ 35 Shots of Rum)/ 克莱尔·丹尼斯Claire Denis/法国/2008/100min/剧情片
This film tells the story of Lionel, who travels back and forth through Paris on the train, a story in which the tracks extending before and the endless motion of the train propel the story interminably forward. Lionel and his daughter Josephine’s tender relationship and close contact add warmth to this film, but against the background of this tender relationship is the train—and time—endlessly hurtling toward their separation. Soon Josephine will marry a young man and rarely have the opportunity to see her father again.
2. 影舞者马德 (Vers Mathilde/Towards Mathilde)/克莱尔·丹尼斯Claire Denis/法国/2005/84min/纪录片
“Vers Mathilde” tells the story of a silent encounter between two women. Claire Denis, a director, strives to capture the language of the body through her film. Mathilde, a dancer, strives to surpass the constraints of the art form through her dance.
This film tells the tale of these two artists’ deep and intimate partnership as well as reflects the director’s ability to solve the puzzle of the language of the body in motion. “I want to capture what happens when the body moves. I want to seize the work in its very execution.”
3. 我孩子们的爸爸 (Le Père de mes enfants)/米娅·汉森-洛夫Mia Hansen-Løve/法国,德国/2009/110min/正剧
格里高里•卡万生活美满，有他深爱的妻子，三个可爱的孩子，还有他热爱的工作：电影制片。他生活的意义就是发掘演员、制作自己喜欢的电影、过着自由的生活。他精力旺盛，工作从不停止，除了周末去乡下陪着家人 ，度过珍贵而短暂的温馨时刻。他看起来好像不可战胜，其实他的制片公司举步维艰。电影制作过多，风险重重，债台高筑。但格里高里还是要不惜一切代价继续坚持。终于有一天不得不面对现实，失败这个词突然出现，灰心 最后变成了绝望。
Grégoire Canvel has it all. A wife he loves, three delightful children, a job he's passionate about. He's a film producer. Hyperactive, he never stops, except at the weekends which he spends in the countryside with his family. He seems invincible. However, his prestigious production company is on the rocks. One day, he is forced to face reality. One word arises: failure. And a great weariness, which will soon, secretly, manifest itself in despair.
4. 胜利终点金沙萨 (Victoire Terminus)/ BARRET Renaud, de la TULLAYE Florent/法国/2007/80min/纪录片
In Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo, women struggle to scratch out a living. Here, finding any work is an accomplishment and a stable salary is a miracle. In such a country, many women are forced to enter the boxing ring in order to maintain their livelihood. Ever since the 1974 fight between Ali and Foreman, Kinshasa has become a boxing city, with women’s boxing beginning in 1995. This film’s three protagonists are 19 to 26-year-old girls who are also boxers and rebels in a boxing world dominated by males. They train daily with their coach in the basement of a gymnasium. This film takes place in the summer of 2006, where agitation over Congo’s first free election reaches a boiling point in Kinshasa.